The 18th annual Aimee Frenette-Rickly 18-Hole Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, June 25 at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg with 101 golfers arriving for a tee-off at 9 a.m. The team consisting of Trey Fair, Tim Miller, Chris Fair and Dan Mellor came in at first place with a score of 58. Second place went to Jimmy Allison, Jaret Mathie, Shawn Johnson and Kevin Dunn with a score of 58. Third place went to Rusty Butler, Joe Ricci, John Snow and Brian Butler with a score of 59. Thanks are given to those first-place, second-place and third-place teams along with the winners of the 50/50 raffle and skins who donated back their prize money toward the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship.
The event brought in over $4,300 for the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship fund, held and managed by the Holmes County Education Foundation. Countless local businesses and community members also contributed to the cause with hole sponsorships. Hole sponsors at the $100 level included Bakerwell, MS Tepe LLC (Buckeye Deli), Burgett Insurance Agency, Commercial & Savings Bank, Jon Groza with Fifth Third Private Bank, First-Knox National Bank, Killbuck Savings Bank, Discount/Surplus Shoppe, Moore’s Lawn & Garden, Pizza Parlor II, Rodhe’s IGA SuperCenter, Sam and Ronda Steimel, Subway of Holmes County, T & C Enterprises, and Village Motors Inc. Hole sponsors at the $150 level included French Ridge Vineyards & Winery. Hole sponsors at the $500 level included Steve Maag.
Many businesses offered door prizes. The Comfort Inn of Millersburg, Millersburg Electric, The Jewelry Store and Wolf Creek Veterinary Services offered raffle prizes. Organizers of the event also would like to thank P & G IGA in Killbuck for its continued contributions toward this annual event as well as everyone that attended the event.
Aimee Frenette-Rickly attended West Holmes High School, where she was actively involved in softball, volleyball, National Honor Society, student council and 4-H. She graduated in 1994 and went on to study family and consumer science education at Ohio University, graduating in 1998. Following graduation, she taught as a substitute teacher in both the East and West Holmes school districts. She also served as assistant softball coach for West Holmes High School. She passed away in 1999.
This year’s recipient of the Frenette-Rickly Scholarship is Samantha Rogers, who will be studying business at Muskingum University. To date, 26 students have received $20,550 as part of the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship toward tuition and related fees. The Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship is renewable to recipients through their four years of college.
The foundation wishes to thank Larry Frenette, Linda Frenette, Heather Frenette and all of their family, friends and volunteers who devote their time and energy to making this annual event such a success. The Holmes County Education Foundation has been encouraging further education for Holmes County residents by awarding well over $8 million in scholarships and grants since 1991. To learn more about the foundation, visit its website at www.hcef.net. Darla Stitzlein, HCEF executive director, can be reached by calling 330-674-7303.